Education

Learning through Play is one of our FAVORITE things here! On this page you will find all of the available activities for education. Make sure to check back often as this list is bound to grow!

Alphabet Pattern Block Printable Task Cards

Print and play with these simple Alphabet Pattern Block Letters. These are fantastic task cards for early learners that work on letter formation, beginning sounds, and shape recognition. Alphabet Pattern Block Letter Task Cards We have had so much fun with these pattern block letters. This packet includes both full color print and B&W pages.

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Construction Tools Geoboard Pattern Mats

Geoboards are a fantastic tool for strengthening fine motor muscles while exposing young children to beginning geometry skills. Little learners will love the hands on learning they get with these construction tools geoboard mats! Construction Geoboard Printables One of my favorite things about geoboard patterns is that they are a low prep activity that require

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Back to School Books for Kids

Kick off the back to school season with these beautiful and fun Back to School books for kids.  This list of kid books is perfect for pre-k and kindergarten aged kids. Each book on this list tackles an important topic from the way we feel, the way we behave,  and the way we treat others.

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Bear Books for Kids

Have a child who loves bears? This list of nonfiction and fiction bear books for kids is filled with fun titles that cover everything from learning about bears to discussing important early life skills such as the importance of bathing and how to not be a sore looser! This list is perfect to fill your

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Santa Hat Popsicle Stick Ornament for Christmas

Santa Hat Popsicle Stick Ornament

These Homemade Santa Hat Popsicle Stick Ornaments are easy to make and fun to hang up. Your kids will love seeing their DIY ornaments on the Christmas Tree! Before kids, every single year I would decorate our Christmas tree top to bottom with beautiful glass ornaments. Four kids and many holidays later, not many of

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Acorn Paper Plate Craft for Preschoolers

Acorn Paper Plate Craft

This acorn paper plate craft for preschoolers is a simple fun fall activity for kids! We made this craft after reading the book about making friends! This week we have been exploring friendship and the emotions we may feel when we meet new friends. Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend by Mélanie Watt is a fantastic

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Color Matching Paper Plate Turkey Craft

This Color Matching Turkey Paper Plate Craft incorporates color matching and sorting with a fine motor element. This turkey paper plate is a Thanksgiving activity your little ones will love! Lately my preschooler has been all about paper plate crafts after story time. Our fridge is covered in his creations! Simple crafts such as this

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Witches Brew Science Experiment for Kids

Witches Brew Science Experiment

Explore chemical reactions in this fun Witches Brew Science Experiment! Kids will have a blast creating their own potions while learning how to compare and contrast the reactions of different materials. This witches brew science experiment can easily be a fun stand alone sensory activity that can very easily be adapted into a science experiment.

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Fun Farm Books for Children

One of my favorite fall traditions is to take the kids out to the farm to explore the harvest. These ten farm books for children are some of our favorite kid farm books!

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Firefighter and Fire Truck Books for Kids

Books About Firefighters and Fire Trucks for Kids

Right now my kids are all about everything and anything fire trucks. Below you will find find firefighter and fire truck books that we have discovered over the last couple of weeks. With October being Fire Prevention Month, now is the perfect time to pick up some books about firefighters and fire trucks! Fire Truck

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Printable Fire Safety I Spy Game for Kids

Printable Fire Safety I Spy Games for Kids

My rambunctious three year old and curious six year old are all about everything fire trucks right now. The other day after visiting the fire station we headed home and had fun with this Fire Safety Printable I Spy Game! October is fire prevention month. Fire safety is an important topic to discuss with young

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Investigating Sunflowers in Preschool Fine Motor Sensory Bin

Investigating Sunflowers Fine Motor Activity

Encourage kids to learn about the parts of a sunflower with this simple and engaging Investigating Sunflowers Fine Motor Tray! Every year without fail we plant a garden that the kids help with from start to finish. This year my rambunctious toddler was all to eager to help. As the garden began to grow we

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Ten Awesome Apple Books for Kids

Ten Awesome Apple Books for Kids

Fall is creeping up on us which means apple season is almost here! Today we are sharing ten fun apple books for kids that are perfect for an apple themed unit! Ten Awesome Apple Books for Kids We use affiliate links on site to help you easily find the books we recommend. Ten Red Apples

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Popsicle Stick Apple Core Craft

Easy Popsicle Stick Apple Core Craft

It’s back to school time! Today we are sharing a fun Popsicle Stick Apple Core Craft for Kids with a fun twist! Before digging into this apple craft, we read the book Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins which is a fun math book for exploring counting to ten. In this book, the farmer has

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I Spy Shapes Printable Game

I Spy Shapes Printable Game for Kids

I Spy with my little eye shapes! My kids love I Spy Games. Today we are sharing a fun I Spy Shapes printable game. Teaching a child about shapes is important for more than just the obvious reasons. Shape knowledge helps children gain a stronger foundation in the following areas: Literacy: When a child has

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Hatching Fizzy Dinosaur Eggs

Hatching Fizzy Dinosaur Eggs

Explore chemical reactions in this Hatching Fizzy Dinosaur Eggs Sensory Science Bin! My kids love everything fizzy! It doesn’t matter how many times we do a fizzy science experiment or make bath bombs, they find it absolutely magical! In the past we have made exploding dinosaur mud which was a lot of fun, but for

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Space I Spy Game for Kids

Printable Outer Space I Spy Game for Kids

We absolutely love I Spy games around here. This week we made a fun Outer Space I Spy Game for Kids. My kids had a blast playing this game – we hope your’s will too! Outer Space I Spy Printable Game for Kids I Spy Games are a fantastic way to work on a variety

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Squirt Gun Process Art Painting

Water Gun Squirt Painting – Outdoor Process Art Fun!

Summer is coming to an end and kids are gearing up to head back to school. With only a couple more days before my kids head off to another busy year, we are getting outside to make the most of the sun while it’s here…we gotta soak it up while we can because winter is

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Dinosaur Excavation Kit DIY

Make Your Own Dinosaur Fossil Dig Kit

Do you have a budding paleontologist in your home or classroom? I know my son can name more dinosaurs that I could ever imagine existed. It blows my mind to listen to him talk about all the different species of dinosaurs. He has always been fascinated with everything dinosaur, so as we worked our way

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Easy Shark Craft

Easy Shark Craft for Kids

Shark week – my kids love it! This last week during Shark Week we made this super cute and easy shark craft. Every now and then the argument of product vs. process art comes up, and this shark craft is a great example of how a child can still learn while creating a product piece.

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Cardboard Dinosaur Craft for Kids

My youngest is absolutely dinosaur crazy right now! These fun Cardboard Dinosaur Crafts are a great way to build dinosaurs for pretend play! My son had an absolute blast making these cardboard dinosaurs. I think his favorite was exploring how to make a cardboard t-rex. It was absolutely amazing to watch his mind go to

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Frozen Ocean Sensory Bin

Frozen Ocean Animal Rescue Kids Activity

Cool down from the heat with this fun science sensory bin! Kids will have a blast exploring the different ways to melt ice as they rescue ocean animals in this frozen ocean sensory bin! Frozen Animal Rescue Kids Activity Supplies Needed: Plastic Art Tray or Shallow Bin Water Beads Balloons Small Plastic Ocean Animals Seashells

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Ocean Zones Sensory Bottles

Ocean Zones Sensory Bottles

Explore the depths of the ocean with these fun Ocean Layers Sensory Bottles. This is a fantastic sensory/science activity that your child is sure to love! How to Make These Ocean Zones Sensory Bottles Supplies Needed: Plastic Bottles (we love these ones) Shades of Blue Card-stock or Construction Paper Glue-stick Scissors Water Blue Food Coloring

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Ocean Pollution Science Activity for Kids

Ocean Pollution Clean Up Science Activity

Help kids explore the importance of ocean pollution with this clean up sensory science activity! Ocean Pollution Science Activity for Kids Supplies: Printable Ocean Pollution Science Packet Sensory Table or Large Plastic Bin/Tub Water Plastic Ocean Animals (we used these ones) Seashells Plastic Toy Boat Cocoa Powder Vegetable Oil Plastic Bags Coffee Grounds Sponge Cotton

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Clown Fish Hand Print Craft for Kids

Clown Fish Hand Print Craft for Kids

Create a fun keepsake to go along with your Ocean or Beaches Unit by creating this Clown Fish Handprint Craft with your kids! How to Make a Clown Fish Hand Print Craft with Kids Supplies Needed: Canvas Paint Brushes Paint Black Permanent Marker Directions: 1. Paint your child’s hand with orange and white paint. 2. Help your

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Fruit I Spy Printable Game

Fruits I Spy Printable

Encourage kids to explore different fruits with this fun Fruit I Spy Printable Worksheet Packet. Lately we have been on a bit of an I Spy kick, and this I Spy printable is one of many within the series! Earlier this week my kids were discussing whether a tomato was a fruit or a vegetable.

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This color changing playdough recipe is super easy to make and one that your kids will love! With math, science, and sensory all wrapped up into one activity you have to try making this thermochromic playdough at home!

DIY Heat Sensitive Color Changing Playdough

This color changing playdough recipe is super easy to make and one that your kids will love! With math, science, and sensory all wrapped up into one activity you have to try making this thermochromic playdough at home! Play dough is one of our favorite sensory materials to make at home. It’s quick to make,

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Emoji I Spy Printable Game

Emoji I Spy Printable

My girls LOVE everything emojis…and unicorns…and rainbow poop… Whoever thought rainbow poop would be trendy? 🙄 Today’s Emoji I Spy Game was inspired by their love of all things emoji – and yes it even includes the poop emoji! 🤣 Emoji I Spy Printable Game In this printable I Spy packet, kids are encouraged to

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Dinosaur I Spy Printable Game

Dinosaurs I Spy Printable

What’s your little one’s favorite dinosaur? If they love looking through all the different kinds, they’re going to love this Dinosaurs I Spy! It’s created just for your little dinosaur fan. They’ll love playing it over and over again while they learn. The I spy games are a huge hit around our house ever since

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Science Websites for Kids

A Really Big List of Free Science Websites for Kids

Make the most out of your child’s time online with these Free Science Websites for Kids. This insanely massive list of fun learning science websites includes sites for a wide range of ages, from preschool and up. The majority of these though are best suited for elementary aged students. Each one of the sites listed

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Shape Books for Kids

Super Awesome Shape Books for Kids

Shape Books for Young Readers Every single time I bring up math I am 100% sure that I hear an audible groan from my kids. And I get it, math is a tough subject. Using picture books is a fantastic way to overcome some of those obstacles associated with learning math concepts. Because y’all math

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How to Brush Your Teeth Slime Activity

Exploring Dental Health with Slime

Every February the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsor’s National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness and education on oral health. Since this month is dental health month, this week we have been exploring taking care of our teeth and dental hygiene for kids with this fun “How to Brush Your Teeth” Slime Activity! This

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Q-Tip Painting "Mix It Up" Book Activity

Exploring Color Theory with Q-Tip Painting

Explore the book Mix It Up hands on with your young child through this simple Q-Tip Painting activity that encourages fine motor development, listening skills, and color theory exploration. Earlier this week we decided to try a new challenge for our family – make it to the library at least once a week. In the

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Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

Random Acts of Kindness Printable Journal

When your child was born, did you think they’d grow up to be an astronaut? Or maybe a ballerina? Did you picture a football star bringing home the big trophy or maybe a firefighter saving the day. But what about kind? I mean, of course you will raise your kid to be kind, right? But

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Free Printable Ice-Cream Scoops Name Game

Ice-Cream Scoops Name Printable for Kids

Is your child working on learning their name? We have been working on name recognition now for a little over a year and this Ice-Cream Scoops Name Game Printable has been one of our favorite games for learning this skill! Earlier this month we were sent the Scoop and Learn Ice Cream Cart from LeapFrog

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Adapted I Spy Shapes Book

Adapted I Spy Shapes Book — Free Printable!

We are pretty in love with I-Spy games here. This Adapted I Spy Shapes Book is a fantastic and fun way to work on so many different skills. This past week I have gotten quite a few emails asking for easier versions of some of our I-Spy games to help kids that struggle with visual discrimination

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Free Thankful Turkey Thanksgiving Craft

Free “Thankful” Turkey Hat Printable for Kids

One of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions with my kids is making a Thankful Turkey hat every year before dinner. It is such a fun way to spend some time reflecting on our year while bonding over a simple craft! Usually, we pull out the construction paper, scissors, crayons, and glue and just go to town

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Printable Alphabet Roads

Printable Alphabet Roads

My little guy is still on his journey to learn his uppercase and lowercase letters so this week we designed these fun printable alphabet road mats to play with! These mats have been fantastic for working on letter recognization, letter formation, and fine motor skills! In the past, we have built an alphabet road construction

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Free Thanksgiving I-Spy Printable Game for Kids

Free Thanksgiving I Spy Printable

With Thanksgiving approaching, it’s time to get kids into fun activities for the holiday. They’re going to love this Thanksgiving I Spy Printable! Whether you are traveling for the holidays or staying home with family, this free game of I-Spy will be perfect for entertaining your child. I-Spy games are currently my daughter’s favorite and

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Q-Tip Alphabet Flashcards for fine motor development and alphabet knowledge

Q-Tip Painting Alphabet Flashcards

An Awesome On the Go Activity One of our favorite afterschool activities is to pack up our kids and walk to the park. With winter right around the corner getting all the time outside that we can right now is pretty important to us. We pack up a snack and whatever activity that we have

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15 Articulation Apps for Speech

The Best Articulation Apps for Speech Therapy with Kids

Over the years we have been working with my son on his articulation delay. For our family, this is one of our most frustrating challenges because we don’t have any answers as to why he has a speech delay. It’s hard to see your child struggle and not know the underlying cause. While I am

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15 Apps for Kids with Anxiety

15 Mindfulness and Relaxation Apps for Kids with Anxiety

  Anxiety is one of the biggest day-to-day challenges that my Autistic daughter faces. It’s one of those dark sides of Autism that many Autistic people struggle with. From coping with change to sensory needs to difficulty understanding emotions and black and white thinking, anxiety likes to creep in and roar…loudly. This list of 15

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15 Mindfulness and Relaxation Books for Kids

Mindfulness and Relaxation Books for Kids

  This year has been all about working on mindfulness for my child with Anxiety. Helping her develop coping skills before an anxiety attack has been huge for helping our daily activities run smoothly. These 15 Mindfulness and Relaxation Books for Kids are some of our favorites that we have discovered while on this journey.

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Dear Santa Printable Letter

Dear Santa Letter Printable

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Toys“R“Us . All opinions are 100% mine. Christmas is almost here and I honestly, can’t believe this year has gone by so quick! If your kids are anything like mine, they love anything to do with Santa. Crafts, activities, recipes, you name it. Christmas

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Building and Construction Toys for Kids

Building and Construction Toys for Kids

With Christmas on its way, you’re trying to decide what to buy your little engineer. I’ve got the perfect list of building and construction toys! These toys are sure to satisfy your little builder for hours on end! Everything from simple blocks to complex marble runs have been included below. I can’t wait to show

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Easy Kids Made Christmas Ornament

Kid-Friendly DIY Photo Ornament

These days, more and more people are turning to DIY projects for their seasonal décor. Who can blame them? When you take the “DIY route,” you have ultimate control. You decide on what colors to use, what supplies you’ll need, how much you want to spend, etc. Of course, your kids will want to get

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Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and it’s a time to enjoy food and give thanks. It’s also a time to read these great Thanksgiving books for kids! Fun Thanksgiving Books for Kids We use affiliate links on site to help you easily find the books we recommend. Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving by James Dean click

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Leaf Prints are a Fantastic Process Art Kids Activity!

Leaf Prints Process Art

Needing a simple afternoon activity to do with your kids? Then you need to give these Leaf Prints a try! My kids had a blast going on a nature hunt and then getting messy with this simple process art activity! The girls and I have been taking advantage of the recent beautiful weather to play

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Montessori Gift Guide for Early Childhood

With Christmas quickly approaching, you may be starting to think about gifts. I have a list of Montessori toys your little one will love! All of these gifts are available for purchase on Amazon which means you can beat out the crazy store crowds! And if you are a Prime member you can snag free

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Free Fall Nature Hunt Printable!

Fall Nature Hunt

Fall Nature Hunt: What better way to explore the changing environment than a fall nature hunt. Your kids will love investigating the natural world around them in the beautiful autumn air. Grab the free printable and set to exploring nature this fall.

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Spelling with Play Dough is a fun way to help kids grasp the spelling of words easier.

Spelling with Playdough

Using playdough to spell is a great way to help your child gain a deeper understanding of the way words work through hands-on explorations, sorting words, and identifying patterns. Not only Play Dough Spelling a fun activity that your kids will love, it will also take learning and their ability to retain what they are

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This simple Poké Ball Paper Plate Craft is a fun activity to get kids creatively working on their fine motor skills while tapping into that love of Pokémon.

Poké Balls Paper Plate Craft for Kids

Have your kids been bitten by the Pokémon craze yet? Mine sure have! This simple Poké Ball Paper Plate Craft is a fun activity to get kids creatively working on their fine motor skills while tapping into that love of Pokémon. My kids had too much fun with this and were super proud of the

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These DIY Tie Dye Book Bags are adorable!

DIY Tie Dye Book Bag

This post was sponsored on behalf of Zenni Optical via One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own. It doesn’t matter where we are or what we are doing, my daughter always has her nose in a book. My son, on the other hand, can at times be too busy to sit down and read.

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This Exploding Lava Science Bottle is a quick and easy kitchen science experiment that kids will love. If you are looking for a quick boredom buster to do with items you already have around your house then you gotta give this a try!

Exploding Lava Science Bottle

This Exploding Lava Science Bottle is a quick and easy kitchen science experiment that kids will love. If you are looking for a quick boredom buster to do with items you already have around your house then you gotta give this a try! Before doing this science experiment, know that it is messy! The exploding

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This DIY Bird Wings Craft for kids is absolutely adorable!

The Day I Became a Bird ~ DIY Bird Wings for Kids

Hi Friends! Katie here from @afriendlyaffair and I am so excited to dive into this wonderful new book from Kids Can Press! The Day I Became a Bird by Ingrid Chabbert and Guridi is due out September 6, and you need to be ready by the door on release day. It is a precious, honest,

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OMG! this DIY Remembrall Ring is the absolute cutest back-to-school accessory! My daughter can't wait to wear hers!

DIY Harry Potter Remembrall Ring

Do you have forgetful kids? You know the type – I forgot my homework…my backpack…my permission slip… “I forgot”. As a mom, I hate this phrase. It’s currently one of my daughter’s favorite things to say and it drives me insane. So when The Unofficial Guide to Crafting the World of Harry Potter showed up

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Want to explore sensory play with your kids but not quite sure about the mess? Then this Alphabet Beads Soap Foam Sensory Bin is for you! Quick and simple to make and extremely easy to clean up, soap foam is definitely one of our favs!

Alphabet Beads Soap Foam

Want to explore sensory play with your kids but not quite sure about the mess? Then this Alphabet Beads Soap Foam Sensory Bin is for you! Quick and simple to make and extremely easy to clean up, soap foam is definitely one of our favs! Earlier this month my kiddos got some Alphabet Beads off

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Edible ABC Slime

This Edible ABC Slime was definitely a happy accident. I have been wanting to make edible slime for quite some time but have had poor luck with the other methods out there that I have found. We tried Chia Slime and well…that molded overnight. Then we tried Phylum Slime and it never quite reached the

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Kids will LOVE this ABC Sensory Window Bag

ABC Sensory Window Bag

Lately, we have been exploring all these fun ABC play ideas and it has just been killing Little Man. For some of the activities he has been able to play along, but for some, he just isn’t quite old enough for yet. With Mr. Roo still putting everything he can get his hands on into

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Geocaching with Kids - The Ultimate Treasure Hunt!

The Ultimate Treasure Hunt – Geocaching with Kids

Lately, my kids have been very interested in Geocaching. To be honest, when they approached me about this I was extremely skeptical about whether or not this was an appropriate activity that my kids would enjoy. After some research and our first adventure, we are in love! Geocaching with kids is like the ultimate treasure

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Finding FREE eBooks for Kids - AMAZINGLY HUGE RESOURCE!!!

How to Find Free eBooks for Kids — Copyrighted Titles Included!

Many wonderful free eBooks for kids are available to read Online. Stories span age ranges from preschool, young children, teens, and cover many topics! NOTE: A lot of free programs sadly run out of funding or manpower quickly. Because of that, a lot of fantastic programs come and go. If you notice that a program

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Best Shark Books for Kids

The Best Shark Books for Kids

Are y’alls kids getting excited for Shark Week? Here my kids are all about everything and anything Sharks this week, which is presenting the perfect opportunity to fill their environments with fun ways to explore sharks and the ocean away from the TV. This list of the Best Shark Books for Kids is filled with

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Frozen chocolate ABC chalk is made from basic household ingredients & is a great messy play, sensory, science & painting experience for kids of all ages.

Frozen ABC Chocolate Chalk

Last year we made some awesome Scented Chalk Paint which the kids wanted to do again the other day…with chocolate. You see, we have been on a bit of a chocolate sensory play kick around here. After talking it over and trying to decide how to do it, the kids decided that the best way

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Fun ABC Kids' activities and alphabet games to help your child learn their ABCs!

Super Fun Hands on Alphabet Activities for Kids

Teaching the alphabet is a foundational skill for kids to learn in order for them to be able to read and write. For some kids, learning their ABC’s comes easily while for others it is a struggle. Every child learns differently, so what activities help your child gain letter knowledge and other pre-reading skills can

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ABC Excavation Sensory Bin

Lately, Mr. Q has been interested in everything ABC. To help engage him in play we have been trying out a variety of different alphabet games. This Alphabet Excavation Sensory Bin has been one of our favorite ABC kids’ games so far! Making this bin did require some planning. This is not a throw together

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Fizzy Fine Motor ABC’s

Lately, it has been hot, hot, hot here. Like step outside and feel like you are melting hot. These Fizzy Fine Motor ABC’s Ice Cubes were a fun way to cool down while working on our letter recognition.

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Combine literacy and sensory in this super easy Alphabet Sensory Bottle.

Alphabet Sensory Bottle

Earlier this week we got a box of Alphabet Beads for Mr. Q and of course, Mr. Roo wanted them…badly. While these beads made a perfect quiet time box for Q, they were far too small for me to give to my one-year-old. This Alphabet Sensory Bottle was made as a way to let the

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In this list of children's books about butterflies, you will find both non-fiction and fiction books that cover toddlers to mid-elementary reading levels.

75+ Butterfly Books for Kids

It’s no secret that we love reading! Every year in the spring we have a lot of fun raising butterflies. These are books we have discovered over the years that have complemented a butterfly study unit really well. In this list of children’s books about butterflies, you will find both non-fiction and fiction books that

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Peter and The Wolf in Hollywood + Free Study Guide

This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Giants Are Small and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own. One of the biggest hurdles when teaching the arts to children is finding a way to make the classics, such as Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, relevant to younger kids. This musical storybook app,

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This Parts of a Flower Cutting Tray was a fun scissor activity to work on my kids' basic scissor skills while getting some hands-on exploration of flowers.

Parts of a Flower Cutting Tray

This week our yard is finally in full bloom. The kids have been absolutely fascinated with the different types flowers- they all look so different! This Parts of a Flower Cutting Tray was a fun scissor activity to work on my kids’ basic scissor skills while getting some hands-on exploration of flowers. Before delving into

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This DIY Alphabet Road Construction Kit will help your child learn their lower and upper case letters through hands on play!

DIY Alphabet Road Construction Kit

For the longest time, I have been wanting an alphabet construction set for the kids. But, I just haven’t been able to talk myself into spending what these cost…$40 for a toy is just a bit out of my comfort zone. While I haven’t yet figured out how to create a set that would work

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This list of 50+ Emergent Readers is an awesome guide for finding developmentally appropriate books for your child!

Awesome Emergent Readers for Kindergarten

For the last week, I have been debating how to do this post. When it comes to Emergent Readers there are 3-4 different levels depending on which Leveled Reading System you are using. For the purpose of this post, I am going to follow this Reading Level Conversion Chart for Guided Reading Levels A-C. I

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The absolute best books for preschoolers - over 100 ideas!

100 of the BEST Books for Preschoolers!

Books are a huge part of our lives, we absolutely LOVE them! When I originally sat down to do this post I was only planning on sharing 25 titles with y’all…and well I guess it kinda got away from me. Every now and then a kid would walk by me and hand me one of

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This Kitchen Science Kit for Kids is our easy solution for keeping everything we might need in one easy to reach place.

Kitchen Science Kit for Kids

Lately, I have gotten a lot of questions about how we store all of our science experiment materials. This Kitchen Science Kit for Kids is our easy solution for keeping everything we might need in one easy to reach place. This kit sits above our kitchen counter and is stored in two main containers –

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Star Wars Light-saber Sensory Writing Tray

Light Saber Sensory Writing Tray

This weekend we introduced Little Man to the Star Wars Movies for the first time and he has absolutely fallen in love. He has always loved the Clone Wars cartoons so it was awesome to finally be able to introduce him to the movies and have them hold his attention. Throughout the entire first movie

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Letter Learning Apps for Kids: 10 Apps that teach letter knowledge and print awareness through interactive play

Letter Learning Apps for Kids

Letter knowledge enables kids to recognize the letters of the alphabet, understand the purpose of those letters, and create the sounds that they make. Developing this familiarity with letters is an important pre-reading skill that will help children develop strong decoding skills. These Letter Learning Apps for Kids are designed to get children playfully interacting

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The Best Phonics Apps for Kids

Phonics Apps for Kids

Phonics instruction helps kids learn the relationships between the letters of written language and the sounds of spoken language. Children are taught, for example, that the letter b represents the sound /b/, and that it is the first letter in words such as bubbles, ball, and baby. These Phonics Apps for Kids help kids practice

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Handwriting Apps for Kids

Handwriting Apps for Kids

There are a ton of Handwriting Apps for Kids out there, and some definitely stand out from all the rest. This list of kid-friendly apps is made up of some of our favorites!

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10 Poetry Apps for Kids

Poetry Apps for Kids

Happy Poetry Month! When it comes to teaching poetry for kids, keeping the material playful and interactive is key. While it is important to teach concepts such as metaphors, similies, and alliteration, most kids will grasp these concepts quicker through creative creation. These 10 Interactive Poetry Apps for Kids are designed to do just that

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These Sensory Bottle Biomes are a fun, yet simple way for kids to explore what makes up a biome and to compare how various plant and animal life has adapted to fit that biome.

Sensory Bottle Biomes for Kids

These Sensory Bottle Biomes are a fun, yet simple way for kids to explore what makes up a biome and to compare how various plant and animal life has adapted to fit that biome.

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15 awesome app-enabled tech toys for kids

Best App-Enabled Tech Toys for Kids

Kids today are growing up in a virtual world, spending more and more time in front of screens. Sure there are a bunch of fun cartoons and educational games woven throughout your child’s tech time, but I am here to tell you it is not enough. One of the biggest issues with screen time learning

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Upstart Preschool Program

Upstart: A FREE Online Preschool Program in Utah

This is a sponsored post on behalf of UPSTART and the Mom It Forward Network Research shows that providing high-quality education for kids before the age of 5 has significant long-term benefits. Multiple studies have shown that children who participate in quality preschool programs are more likely to graduate from high school, earn higher incomes

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10 Tablet Essentials for Traveling with Kids

10 Tablet Essentials for Traveling with Kids

Traveling with kids is made out to be this big impatient monster with green snot and sticky fingers who pokes at you for hours on end asking you, Are we there yet? No? What about now? Purgatory at best, but more than likely just a straight up shot of pounding headache, cramped legs, pure exhaustion

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Bubble Songs for Preschool Circle Time

Bubble Songs to Get Kids Moving

Bubbles are by far an affordable favorite to add to a preschool circle time routine. I know when I was teaching, turning the bubble machine on was an instant way to get kids up, moving, and engaged in the circle time activities. On their own, bubbles also make a pretty awesome unit study too! When

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Explore magnetic force with this simple science experiment for kids that will teach them how to make a compass!

How to Make a Compass

Explore magnetic poles, force, and physics with this simple science experiment for kids that will teach them how to make a compass!

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Kids will have a blast learning how to make peanut butter as they create this fantastic sensory recipe - Peanut Butter Playdough! I had no clue that you could make this from scratch so easily!

How to Make Peanut Butter Playdough from Peanuts

Have you ever wondered what goes into making peanut butter from scratch? It really isn’t as difficult as it seems! With March being National Peanut month and February being Black History Month, this was the perfect time for us to explore the life of George Washington Carver. What better way to honor George Washington Carver

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Kids will love this Red Fish, Blue Fish Sensory Science Bin inspired by Dr. Seuss's book One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish!

Red Fish, Blue Fish Sensory Science Bin

Thank you Four Monks Vinegar for sponsoring this post! Dr. Seuss is taking over my life. That became crystal clear the moment I asked my daughter to go pick up her room and she sassed me with- Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. She

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This simple activity of Salt Painting with Salt was an excellent activity for exploring fusion and why ice melts.

Ice Painting with Salt: Exploring Fusion

Spring is beginning to sneak up on us, which basically means you never know what the weather is going to be. I have lost track of how many times this year we have watched the snow melt to the point that the ground gets wet enough to soak your shoes only to wake up the

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Exploring Water Stratification with Skittles Science

Skittles Science: Exploring Water Stratification

I have to admit, my kids have a bit of a candy addiction. Everyday when I clean I find little pockets of candy hidden throughout the house. In their dressers. Under their pillows. Even in the floor vents…that one was a fun one to clean up. So, despite my attempts to clear this house of

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